As parents we often have deep, thoughtful conversations at home with our children. These chats are often a source of happiness for parents, as they allow us to appreciate our growing child’s thoughts on how they see and experience their world and self.
Sometimes, it becomes apparent that our child is dealing with an uncomfortable situation with peers at schools. In the normal excitement and hustle-bustle of school life it is possible that some students experience a negative interaction with a classmate or friend that isn’t immediately noticed by an adult.
Whilst it might be our protective instinct to offer to intervene on our child’s behalf, many parents know deep down that it is far better to teach their child to speak up and get help on their own. Naturally, building independence and confidence is important, but what can we do if our child is reluctant to speak to their teachers about their problem?
One solution offered to students in grades 3-5 at UNIS Hanoi is a special email address that students can write a message to. We know that some children prefer to write than speak for a variety of reasons, especially if they are feeling shy or unsure.
If you are eager for your child to speak up about an issue that is bothering them, whether it might be a argument with a friend that is unresolved or perhaps a more serious ongoing interpersonal concern, you can direct them to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Emails sent to this address are treated confidentially, and follow-up by the right faculty member is ensured.